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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
“Quality market for meat, deli, bakery, produce, grocery, michigan products, and craft beer!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, great beer selection, beach view seating, patio and beach seating.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Buccilli family was among the pioneers of the pizza industry in Michigan. The roots of Buccilli’s Pizza were established in the early 1950’s, in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Using an old family recipe, brothers Melio, Angelo, and Pasquali (Butsy) Buccilli, opened pizzerias in Madison Heights (Melio’s), Hazel Park (DeAngelo’s) and Clawson (Alvito’s). The popularity of the Buccilli brothers’ pizza soon became apparent when customers flocked to their restaurants.”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theatre
“A historical local spot built in 1941. Usually one showing a night listed on the marquee.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Diner
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“The breakfast at MJ’s is hands down the best in town. The atmosphere is great and the staff is hard working and friendly! Be sure to call ahead. It is always busy.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Affordable and scenic, this meticulously maintained 18 holes amid towering red and white pines with rolling terrain, fast contouring greens and panoramic views of Houghton Lake, the largest inland lake in Michigan.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“The Quest will provide patrons with service focused golf and club experience.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Kilkare is your number one choice for great food, great drinks and great times with your family and friends. They offer many great activities that will help you and your family or friends have a great time out. Play a game of pool while you catch up with everyone and have a great drink from our bar while your at it!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is the closest public boat launch that we know of. It's 3 miles and 5 minutes away from the cabin.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hobby Shop
“Plan to spend some time at Arnies if you like to shop, arts, crafts, clothing, many treasures”
  • 1 local recommends
Racetrack
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“They have been closed for a year, so you might not get to experience this place, but if it's open-a great place to be goofy, kids love it and they have a stunning collection of tourquise jewelry.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great food, great beer selection, beach view seating, patio and beach seating.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Buccilli family was among the pioneers of the pizza industry in Michigan. The roots of Buccilli’s Pizza were established in the early 1950’s, in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Using an old family recipe, brothers Melio, Angelo, and Pasquali (Butsy) Buccilli, opened pizzerias in Madison Heights (Melio’s), Hazel Park (DeAngelo’s) and Clawson (Alvito’s). The popularity of the Buccilli brothers’ pizza soon became apparent when customers flocked to their restaurants.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Diner
“The breakfast at MJ’s is hands down the best in town. The atmosphere is great and the staff is hard working and friendly! Be sure to call ahead. It is always busy.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“The Quest will provide patrons with service focused golf and club experience.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Pub
“Kilkare is your number one choice for great food, great drinks and great times with your family and friends. They offer many great activities that will help you and your family or friends have a great time out. Play a game of pool while you catch up with everyone and have a great drink from our bar while your at it!”
  • 1 local recommends

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